FLUID CHARACTERS BY JOSE MERTZ

by Ariadna Zierold

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Miami based artist Jose Mertz is an illustrator/street artist who focuses on pushing an experimental original style with inspirations coming from ancient civilizations and their teachings, science fiction, Eastern philosophy, dreams, myth and the supernatural, expressing his vision about the human condition.

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Mertz takes us to the deepest realms of the mind, reveals the complexity of human emotions, deconstructs and reconstructs his fluid characters and opens the door to new dimensions and endless possibilities of perceiving and interacting with our inner and surrounding reality.

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IMPERMANENCE BY JUAN TRAVIESO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Juan Travieso is an artist based in Miami and New York.  His work explores notions of impermanence and decay through a combined language of pop, realism, and abstraction. Figures, be them humans or animals, are broken up into spaces and forms much like 3d models, speaking to both their temporality and transition into the digital age.

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BOLD INTRICATE FIGURES BY ALEX YANES

by Ariadna Zierold

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Alex Yanes‘ work is a staple in Miami’s Wynwood art district and he looks forward to taking his art across the U.S.. His art embodies innovative use of color and imaginative subject matter and speaks to collectors and new art lovers, alike.

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Alex uses bold outlines to define his intricate figures. His most recent works are multi-media, three dimensional images. This process consists of drawing then cutting the image out of masonite board using a jig saw. Once they are cut, the individual pieces of the puzzle are sanded and painted using a mixture of acrylic, spray enamel and air brush. Finally, the pieces are attached to a background in multiple layers, revealing the completed painting.

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WYNWOOD WALLS IN MIAMI

Check out the photo selection of the new piece Codo a Codo, en la calle somos mucho mas que dos. Inspired in Mario Benedetti’s poem Te Quiero and based on Lewis Hine images, who registered working children in the USA during the Great Depression in the 30’s.

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‘Fera’ by Bicicleta Sem Freio Presented by JustKids March 5th-8th in London

Brazilian duo, Bicicleta Sem Freio, will present their first exhibition in Europe, as JustKids hosts pop-up show, “Fera”, March 5th-8th at RexRomae in London. After their recent run of large-scale murals throughout Europe and America in major cities like Berlin, London, Las Vegas, Miami, and Los Angeles, Bicicleta Sem Freio bring their signature style of expressive line work and vibrant colors to the four-day pop-up show curated by Charlotte Dutoit.

“FERA” is Bicicleta Sem Freio’s first solo show in Europe. The duo will return to California, and present their first show in the United States at Fifty24SF in San Francisco this Spring.

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Bicicleta Sem Freio mural in Los Angeles
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About JustKids:
JustKids is a network of curators, artists, designers and art consultants that creates international large scale art events and gallery shows, designs conceptual spaces and connects top-tier artists with leading global brands. Since 2013, Justkids has supported a diverse team of inspirational pros and upcoming talents to meet the demands of a constantly evolving art scene, creating new experiences through various mediums, including public installations, large scale murals, live performances, videos and exhibitions.

Exhibition Dates: Opening March 5th 6-9pm, March 6th – 8th,  12p.m. to 6p.m. REXROMAE, 9 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8AA

For upcoming details about the show please follow JustKids:
Facebook:  justkidsofficial,  Instagram: @justkidsofficial, Twitter @therealjustkids

Metallic Murals by Bik-Ismo

Emerging Puerto Rican street artist, BIK ISMO has been popping out “Metallic” murals from 2D walls impressing street audiences with his standout style and technique. His 3D skills in crafting smooth metallic surfaces out of aerosol are much more complex than it appears. We take a closer look at some of his latest works documented via his IG @bikismo and others who captured his work in Wynwood, Miami, at this year’s ArtBasel among other places.

Dominican Republic: (via @tostfilms)

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Wynwood, Miami: ( via @bikismo)

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Finished Metallic Dog (via @kyong_hwa)

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Calle Serra, Sancerce Puerto Rico: (via @bikismo)

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Israel: (via @bikismo)

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New Mural by Faith47 and Alexis Diaz: ‘EROS – DESIRE – DE SIDUS – OF THE STAR‘

New collaboration mural completed by Faith47 and Alexis Diaz at Wynwood Walls, Miami, Florida.  Titled ‘EROS -DESIRE – DE SIDUS – OF THE STAR‘ the gigantic wall illustrates a sensuous scene of a beautiful woman (EROS) entangled and afloat with a snake.

Collaborating artist, Alexis Diaz writes:

“The image reflects on the different layers of sensuality. Eros is the greek god of love and desire, the word desire comes from the latin word ‘de sidus’ which means ‘of the star’. The intensity of how we look to a partner to complete us somehow. Perhaps sensual desires could be reflective of a deep yearning to return to the source. ” -Alexis Diaz

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Photos by Alexis Diaz